Police seize 67 pounds of marijuana in Groton drug investigation

GROTON, N.Y. – Two people were arrested on felony drug and weapons charges Tuesday following a 5-month drug investigation my multiple law enforcement agencies into marijuana sales in Tompkins County.

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On Tuesday, authorities executed search warrants at 104 Bossard Road in the town of Groton and at a storage facility at 31 Oak Brook Road in the town of Dryden.

The search warrants were a result of a 5-month drug investigation in Tompkins County, state police said.

The investigation revealed that Woods and Herson had been "supplying the Tompkins County area with large amounts of marihuana," troopers said in a press release.


Anthony Woods, left, of Cortland, and Christopher Herson, of Groton (photo provided)

State troopers seized approximately 67 pounds of processed marijuana, about $3,000 in cash, a stolen 9mm pistol with a high capacity magazine, a 2003 Toyota automobile, a money counter, drug scales, packaging material and miscellaneous identification documents.

The pistol had been reported stolen from Pennsylvania, troopers said.

State police arrested Anthony C. Woods, 37, of 43 Union Street, Cortland, and Christopher M. Herson, 35, of Groton. They were arraigned on the following charges:

– first degree criminal possession of marijuana, a class C felony
– third degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony (2 counts)


State troopers seized approximately 67 pounds of processed marijuana, along with a stolen firearm from Pennsylvania (photo provided)

Herson and Woods were arraigned in Groton Town Court and sent to Tompkins County Jail without bail.

The investigation was carried out by the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET), Troop “C” Uniform Force, the Ithaca Police Department, the Tompkins County Sheriff's Department and the Groton Police Department.

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